Exclusive: Boss of Russian National Orchestra is firedNews
We hear that Svetlana Rips was relieved of her post today as chief executive of Mikhail Pletnev’s Russian National Orchestra.
Neither Pletnev nor his orchestra has yet been persuaded to issue the required patriotic statement in support of the Putin war in Ukraine.
These two statements are believed to be connected, say our sources in Russian orchestras.
Svetlana’s dismissal is being circulated on Russian social media.